Alvaro Palacios : Gratallops Vi de Villa 2017

 T.V.A.C.Une caisse de 6 Bouteilles (75cl)
Autres millésimes
Parker : 94 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The red vi de vila (village wine) 2017 Gratallops is a blend of 80% Garnacha, 19% Cariñena and 1% white grapes that fermented crushed and destemmed in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak bocoyes and foudres for 15 months. This is the wine that surprised me the most when they were poured and I first put my nose in the glass. It feels floral, aromatic, clean, open and expressive like no other Gratallops that I remember. It seems quite marked by the Garnacha, with notes of Mediterranean herbs, red berries and fennel. For Álvaro Palacios, the wines from Gratallops have to have ripeness, not be very dark in color, with brightness, red rather than black fruit, not heavy, with the textured sensation of the slate soils. However, not all wines show the character of the village, as some people are still using foreign varieties, sometimes picking overripe, extracting too much and using too much oak, which hides the character of the wines. The wines have to be transparent. This Gratallops could very much represent the character of the place. All of the 2017s have very low pH, which is quite remarkable for the extremely warm and dry year. This has to be among the best Gratallops to date. 18,900 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2019.
CatalognePriorat
Alcool
14.5

Vin liquoreux
Non

Pays
Espagne

Mention qualité
DOCa

Encépagement
Grenache/Autres

Région
Catalogne

Appellation
Priorat

Couleur
Rouge

Producteur
Alvaro Palacios

Parker
94

Allergènes
Contient des sulfites